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For the purposes of the Terms and
Conditions of Hire the person hiring the trailer shall be
referred to as the hirer. All trailers are wholly owned by
i4hire, who will be referred to as the owner.
hirer must provide as identity a valid Driving Licence (both
parts), valid Insurance Certificate for the tow vehicle and 2
original household bills dated within the last 8 weeks. The
hirer agrees to these documents being photocopied and retained
by the owner until the trailer is returned. It is the hirer's
responsibility to ensure that the vehicle insurance covers
towing the trailer. The trailer must only be towed by the
specified vehicle driven by person/s covered by that insurance
The hirer agrees that any change or
proposed change in their name, address, contact telephone
numbers, tow vehicle details or address where the trailer is
normally kept will be notified to the owner immediately, and
that our agreement to any proposed variation be obtained before
the change is implemented. We reserve the right to request that
the hirer provide documentation to back up any changes agreed.
The hirer agrees to
return any telephone calls made to the hirer within 24 hours of
receipt, to return any paperwork within the stipulated timescale
and to make any payments requested within the stipulated
Upon collection of the trailer, full
payment for the hire is required plus a £100 deposit. The hirer
must arrange insurance for the trailer and provide proof of
insurance on collection. This insurance must be maintained for
the duration of the hire.
The trailer is the
property of the owner and the hirer at no time has right, title
or interest in the hired trailer except that it is hired to the
The value of the trailer hired is £xxxx.
The wheel clamp is valued at £75. The hirer agrees to this value
in the signing of the hire agreement.
All risks as stipulated
in the terms and conditions of hire pass to the hirer on the
signing of the hire agreement and when the trailer leaves the
physical possession and control of the owner.
The owner shall not be
liable for any injuries caused to the hirer, their agents, any
third parties or to any horses transported arising out of the
use of the trailer during the hire period. The owner shall not
be liable for any consequential losses arising out of the use of
The hirer shall completely indemnify the
owner in respect of all claims by any person for injury to
person or property caused by or in connection with, or arising
out of the use of the trailer.
The hirer is liable if
the trailer is stolen, damaged or involved in an accident during
the period of hire, whilst the trailer is both attached and
detached from any vehicle. Any animal/items carried or stored in
the trailer are entirely the hirer's responsibility, as are any
accidents arising from the use of the trailer, or any injury
sustained to the hirer or any other third party.
The hirer agrees to pay
the owner in full the value of the trailer should it be
stolen/lost/destroyed/confiscated/impounded or not returned at
the end of hire period. This amount shall become payable at the
end of the hire period. The owner reserves the right to charge a
daily hire rate of £40 to the hirer until such monies are paid
in full or pro rata if a part day.
The hirer agrees to pay
the owner the full costs of any repairs or replacement parts of
the trailer should the trailer be damaged or have parts stolen
from it during the period of hire. These repairs/parts shall be
undertaken/supplied by an authorised Ifor Williams agent and
charged accordingly. The hirer shall inform the owner if the
trailer is in need of repair or adjustment, and shall not
authorise any person to carry out any repairs or adjustments
without prior consent from the owner.
The hirer shall ensure
that the trailer will not be used: for hire or reward, for any
illegal purposes, for any other purpose than what it is designed
for, or outside England, Wales or Scotland; otherwise, without
prior consent, will not lend, sell, attempt to sell or otherwise
part with the trailer.
Any trailer not returned
at the end of the hire period will be reported to the police as
stolen. The hirer agrees that in the event of the trailer not
being returned to the owner at the end of the hire period that
copies of the documentation supplied for identification purposes
can be passed to the police and to our recovery agents to assist
in their investigations and recovery of the trailer.
The hirer agrees to pay
solicitors fees and court costs involved on behalf of the owner
in having to take any legal action to recover either the
trailer, the value of the trailer or repair costs through the
hirer not complying with the terms and conditions of hire. This
also applies to any outstanding hire fees accrued in this
Any trailer not returned at the end of the
hire period will be subject to a daily hire charge rate of £40.
The hirer agrees to pay this daily hire rate in the event of any
breach of the signed terms and conditions of hire for each day
or part day.
The hirer agrees that the owner reserves
the right to request the return of the trailer and terminate the
hire agreement at any time during the hire agreement if we
believe that: the terms and conditions of hire have been broken,
the terms and conditions of hire are likely to be broken, the
trailer is being used contrary to it’s intended use, as the
result of any complaints from the police, members of the public
or any other party, or if the trailer is being exposed to any
unnecessary risk. In this event the owner reserves the right to
only return the proportion of hire fee paid that is still to run
pro rata minus any costs incurred by the owner in securing the
return of the trailer after the verbal and written request has
A spare wheel is supplied, and the hirer is
responsible for the replacement costs to any tyres damaged
during the hire period.
A wheel clamp is
supplied, and this and the hitch lock MUST ALWAYS be used when
the trailer is left unattended. The hirer will also take
adequate and proper measures to protect the trailer from theft,
damage and other risks during the hire period.
The tow vehicle will
need to be fitted with a towing bracket, 50mm ball, and a 7-pin
12-volt universal wiring. We will supply the hirer with a number
plate, which the hirer must ensure is displayed on the trailer
at all times. The hirer must notify the owner immediately of any
change to the tow vehicle and obtain a replacement number plate
for the trailer.
The trailer is used at the hirer's own
risk, and the manufacturer's stated tolerances must not be
exceeded. The largest horse must be loaded on the right side of
the trailer. If only one horse is loaded, load the horse on the
right side of the trailer.
The hirer must inspect
the trailer and sign to agree its condition. The trailer must be
returned in the same clean condition in which it is received. A
surcharge of £25 will be made if the trailer is not clean both
internally and externally on its return.
Seasonal hirers must
ensure that the trailer is washed both internally and
externally, in particular the side and roof panels at regular
intervals to prevent staining to the trailer by exposure to the
elements that can result in permanent marking/damage of the
trailer. Please only use water and an approved washing agent
when doing this as some chemicals/disinfectants can stain and
damage both the internal and external parts of the trailer. The
owner advises that washing a trailer is undertaken with the
correct equipment and that hirers take their own and others
safety into consideration before performing any cleaning
Agreement must be obtained from i4hire
if you would like to return the trailer later than the agreed
return time. A surcharge may be levied if you fail to adhere to
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